1 January, 2020, All Day

Book Release – ‘From Dark Satanic Mills to DNA: How Science in Leeds Changed the World’

Kersten Hall

Thanks to a legendary performance by Sir Ian Botham in 1981 and more recently, a nail biting final over in the 3rd Test of the 2019 Ashes, Headingley is famous for sporting heroes. But it has also been the home of scientific heroes too. In ‘From Dark Satanic Mills to DNA’ published by the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, Kersten Hall of the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds tells the stories of the men and women who, whilst working in Leeds, played a crucial role in one of the biggest milestones in the history of science – our understanding of DNA, the genetic material – and in so doing, earned the city two Nobel prizes.